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Treatment for conjunctivitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi how are you? I woke up yesterday morning my right eye is hurting today it's a little swollen and when I go outside the bright lights bother my eye
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   do you have redness of the eye ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   which eye is it ?
User :   Right eye
Doctor :   is there any watering of the eye ?
User :   No
Doctor :   were the eyelashes were sticky and was there any collection of the straw color substance at the coroner of the eye when you woke up in the morning
User :   No
Doctor :   is the redness throughout same or is more at the center of the eye ?
User :   More red on the outside of eye
Doctor :   do you have fever
User :   No
Doctor :   does it hurt when you look up and down or see side ways
User :   It hurts more when I go outside into bright lights and I do wear contacts and I do sleep in them but I know I shoudnt
Doctor :   do not use contacts now
Doctor :   this nis conjunctivitis
Doctor :   u nee to avoid the use of lens for atlest a week
Doctor :   may i know your age
User :   25
Doctor :   do not touch the eyes repeatedly
Doctor :   do you have artificial tears with you
User :   Will the sunlight affect my eyes
Doctor :   artificial tears eye drops ?
User :   No
Doctor :   due to the inflamed eye sunlight acts as irritant
Doctor :   once the inflamation comes down sunlight will not be a problem
User :   I can get some
Doctor :   apply cold compressor
Doctor :   instill few drops of artificial tears into the eye
Doctor :   can take ibuprofen 400 mg two times a day for 3 days
User :   Ok
Doctor :   the symptoms and redness should come down in 3 to 5 days
User :   Ok
Doctor :   or else u need an antibiotic eye drop for which u have to obtain prescription
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